Financial Planning, Millennials

#XYPN17

I’ll be spending the next few days in Dallas with nearly 500 advisors from across the country at the 2017 XY Planning Network Conference. We’ll be discussing how we can better serve our clients, specifically younger professionals. One of the cool things about this conference is while technically we are all “competitors”, you would not be able to tell by…

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Financial Planning, Millennials

Start With The Right Intent

“Every project must begin with the right intent.” – Ryan Holiday I’m in the process of finishing Ryan Holiday’s newest book, Perennial Sellers; it’s a book about creating timeless pieces of work–perennial sellers. I pre-ordered the book because I’m a fan of Holiday’s work, enjoy his writing style and wanted to support him. I also thought I’d pick up a few…

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Baby Boomers, Bigger Picture, Financial Planning, Millennials

My Guest Post on The Backcourt Report

Social media, specifically Twitter, has been instrumental in the success of RL Wealth Management. It may come as a surprise, but the impact on my firm has not been attracting clients, but it has been the opportunity to connect with other like-minded advisors across the country. As a solo advisor, being able to network with advisors helping change the landscape…

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Bigger Picture, Financial Planning, Millennials

A New Breed of Advisors

“And if someone chooses a different wealth management firm because this whole squad’s rockin’ Nikes and New Balance, then frankly, we’ve dodged a bullet. That’s the wrong client for us. We want to work with people who are talking to us for the right reason – wealth management, investing expertise and true financial advice.”     -Josh Brown Amen.   It’s always…

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Bigger Picture, Financial Planning

Trust Your Process

“You must build up your life action by action, and be content if each one achieves its goals as far as possible–and no one can keep you from this. But there will be some external obstacle to acting with justice, self-control, and wisdom. But what is some other area of my action is thwarted? Well, gladly accept the obstacle for…

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Bigger Picture, Financial Planning

No More Excuses…

If you haven’t started a plan to reach your financial goals, what’s stopping you? I’ve already put to rest the “I don’t have enough assets for an advisor” and “I don’t need to be planning yet” defenses here and here, so those can’t be the reason.  So what’s keeping you from meeting with a financial advisor? Embarrassment and denial.

Financial Planning, Whiteboard Series

Whiteboard Series: Components of a Financial Plan

I had a little help with this edition of the Whiteboard Series; Leo and I discuss the components of a financial plan. If your financial plan does not address these different aspects of your finances, you don’t have a financial plan–you have sales material. Disclaimer: Nothing on this blog should be considered advice, or recommendations. If you have questions pertaining your individual…

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Baby Boomers, Financial Planning

It’s Never Too Late

The majority of my social media, this blog included, tends to be targeted to Millennials, although the subject matter is applicable to everyone. Today, I’m flipping the script; I’m writing for the Baby Boomers, but I still want my Millennial readers to take note. I’m sharing this video in hopes of inspiring one person, just one person, nearing retirement to…

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